2018 Pet Gifting Guide

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Paw prints everywhere.... "

I admit, I tend to go a little crazy buying gifts for my furbabes. They often have more stuff under the tree than we do!

I know I'm not the only one. So while shopping for my pets, I've compiled a list of some of my top favorite pet gifts from interactive puzzle toys to engage your dog's mind to cool pet tech gadgets! There's something for everyone here. (Btw, I don't get any commissions- this is just pure fun for us pet moms/dads while I did my own shopping). Don't tell Penny & Charlie, but a few of their gifts were picked from this very list!

I've even organized them by price range $-$$$ for you so you can find the right gift for your best pal (dog or cat) that's in your budget!


Kong Classic

These Kong chew toys are our top pick for puppies (we recommend grabbing a few) and are great to help with separation anxiety. Fill one up with peanut butter & kibble, pop it in the freezer, and give to your pup when you leave so they associate you leaving with a good thing :)

Pet Seek-A-Treat Shuffle Bone Puzzle Dog Toy

I like to use this toy with our pet sitting furclients to keep their minds engaged. They love it!


Perfect for powerful chewers and will keep them busy for days or weeks sometimes! We always have a few lying around.

Easy-walk No Pull Harness

This AMAZING harness hooks in the front of the dog's chest. By steering him to the side toward you, it helps to discourage your dog from pulling. Both my dogs have one.

We recommend this harness to every pet parent we meet, and most of our dog clients use one daily.

Gentle Leader

For serious pullers, the Gentle Leader is a great tool to help keep your dog from barking, lunging, and pulling on the leash. It's not a muzzle- your pup can eat & drink with it on. Think of it like a horse harness. It also helps to reduce potential trauma on your pup's delicate neck.

Dental chews

Charlie & Penny LOVE these dental sticks! They also help make a great distraction when you need one ;)

Wellness Crunchy Wellbar Treats

These antioxidant treats are full of veggies and real herbs. The best part? You can pronounce the ingredients.

Slow Feeder Pet Bowl

These bowls are fantastic to slow down your dog's eating. Doing this, they help to prevent bloat in dogs.

Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Dog Toy

This mentally stimulating toy can be used for treats or meal dispensing to help to keep your dog from inhaling their food.

Pet Zone IQ Treatball

This ball is more for small treats or tiny kibbles. My dogs love theirs!

Frisco Round Bolster Pet Bed

Super comfy and machine washable!

Armarkat Burrow Pet Bed

This type of bed is great for dogs that like to burrow under the covers!

Personalized pet bowl

Because who doesn't want one of these?!

Holiday Catnip Dispensing Toy

This cat toy dispenses cat nip as your cat plays with it!


Outward Hound Dog Tornado Interactive Dog Toy

Fantastic to engage your pup's mind!

Catit Flower Pet Fountain

For the pickiest of cats who like to drink from the faucet.

Personalized pet food mat

Absorbent microfiber and anti-skid.

Frisco Dog & Cat Igloo Bed Cave

Sometimes a pet just needs its own little hut away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and family gatherings.

Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy

Your kitty will be amused for hours with this!

Frisko 52" Cat Tree

This kitty tree has everything your kitty could desire, including their own little compartment to hide in!

Trixie Agility Dog Training Tunnel- 6.5 ft

These tunnels are SO much fun to practice agility training with your dog.


Snoozer® Cozy Cave® Pet Bed

Another great find for burrowing pets!

Fitbark 2 Water Resistant Dog Activity & Sleep Monitor

Be in the know about your pets' health and sleeping patterns! This product gives you data that can help deepen your level of understanding of your pet's health.

Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor

How cool is this? You can get GPS location & activity alerts via text, email, or app! (FYI- it does require a subscription plan).

Pawbo+ Wi-Fi Interactive Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser - This pet camera has a 130 degree wide angle lens with 4x digital zoom, along with 2-way audio, treat dispensing, and ability to instantly share photos of your pet on social media.

Furbo Dog Camera

This dog camera provides 2-way audio, treat dispensing, and auto barking detection and push notifications!

GoDogGo Ball Thrower

Have a high energy dog that you struggle to keep up with? Try this to tire them out!

I somehow managed to only buy a few items off this list (although they already had a few of them already).

What awesome gifts have you gotten for your pets that aren't on this list?! Share below! Happy Howlidays!!

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